Friday, July 19, 2019

love frees

All day long a little burro labors, sometimes
with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only

And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting
than physical labor.

Once in a while a kind monk comes
to her stable and brings
a pear, but more
than that,

he looks into the burros eyes and touches her ears

and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,

because love does

Love frees.

~ Meister Eckhart
art by: Stephen Filarsky


Penelope Notes said...

Yes, love frees. There is no time like the present to thank you for discovering and sharing wise words by inspired thinkers, their insights flying more freely throughout the world.